Wednesday, July 15, 2015


1. July 15th is National Give Something Away Day.  What can you give away? Will you?
I could give some extra hugs to my great-nieces (ages 2 and 4) and my mom. (I'm hanging out at the beach with extended family.)

2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.

 Everything runs out.

We heard a sermon a few years ago about Jesus' first miracle of turning the water into wine and our take-away from that was "Everything Runs Out", meaning that nothing lasts forever.

3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce aisle?
I do the grocery shopping. Sometimes Hubby goes with me. I go shopping when we need food. That could be a couple of times a week, or every couple of weeks. I keep a running list on the fridge where I write things I've run out of or when I think of something I need for a recipe I'm wanting to make.

4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?
I'm not embarrassed to say I watch these, but some might question my taste, but I have watched two soap operas for decades: The Young and the Restless and General Hospital.

5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter-
that, went, honestly, absolutely, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless
Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?

A friend posted a link to this article on Facebook and someone commented:
"Honestly like always, this is like a really, really good article. Literally amazing. smile emoticon." Best comment ever. 
I probably use the word really too much. But many of those words make it into my writing quite a bit.  

6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called 'The Granny Hair' trend. Your thoughts? 
My thoughts? Stupid. Don't force it, girls. It will come in due time.

7. A while back Buzz Feed asked members to share the most beautiful sentence they've read in a piece of literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've ever read in a piece of literature?
From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after another. John 1:16

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am hanging out at my sister and brother-in-law's beach house in North Carolina with my extended family this week. My siblings (and their spouses) are here and so are my parents. My dad pointed out to my mom last night that she gets to spend a whole week with all four of her kids. Mom just grinned her big cheesy grin. Monday night my two sisters, brother, dad and I sat around the living and talked about grandparents, and aunts and uncles and cousins for long time. It was awesome.


  1. I can see everyone right now sitting together sharing. We did a vacation last September with extended family too and it was awesome. Such fond memories to be made. Where in NC. That is where I live. North Carolina beaches are beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your time together. Visiting from the Hodgepodge today.

  2. Have fun with you family! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a week!

  3. I agree with you on #6! Although occasionally I contemplate actually dying my hair gray instead of the dirty dishwater blondey gray that it is now. Ha! Enjoy your time at the beach!

  4. What a beautiful picture of your parents enjoying all their kids in one place in one place for a week. Priceless! I love the scripture you included..."from the fullness of His grace."..ah, yes. "One blessing after another.."

  5. Number 7 always melts my heart because of its truth. What a wonderful time you are enjoying with family and in such a lovely setting.

  6. Now that you're a Carolina girl are you shopping at Public? I love Publix!! How fun to have time at the beach with family. I'm so glad your mom is able to enjoy that as well. We are moving to the area in August. Once the dust settles let's meet for lunch : ) I will message you when we're in.

  7. I'm giving away hugs too!

    I hope you can stop by: